Tag Archives: Buenos Aires

Argentina opts for a higher online gambling tax rate

Passing its federal budget, Argentina’s government has moved to impose a higher rate of tax for online gaming for the forthcoming year, despite the fact that the sector is not regulated on a federal level. The two most populated jurisdictions – the city and province of Buenos Aires – are in the process of debuting their markets, while there are other regions …

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Buenos Aires widens scope for City online gambling licenses 

Argentine gambling developments have seen the City Legislature of Buenos Aires approve a series of amendments to its planned online gambling framework, allowing BA-licensed land-based gambling incumbents to participate in its licensing tender. BA’s City Legislature continues to debate final amendments for the launch of its online gambling marketplace, which received its formative approval last February prior to the COVID-19 …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: South American high hopes require concrete actions

Following 2020’s disrupted proceedings, leadership eyes have turned to 2021 to see whether LatAm governments will finally deliver on their regulated market agendas for sports betting.  As part of an evening deep dive on LatAm’s regulatory roadmap and political developments Kristal Rovira, Research Director of Americas for VIXIO, asked the panel whether any legislative progress has been achieved during 2020. …

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BA government announces new leadership team leading IPLyC

Following months of delay, Argentina’s new government has confirmed the appointment of Omar Galdurralde as the Director-General of the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC). The delay in appointing the IPLyC’s new leader follows sweeping changes undertaken throughout Argentina’s federal departments, following President Alberto Fernández’s Justicialist Party taking office in December 2019. Despite Galdurralde’s appointment having been formerly reported …

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New BA governor Kicillof appoints Omar Galdurralde as IPLyC lead

Argentine business news sources report that newly elected Governor of Buenos Aires Province Axel Kicillof is set to appoint close associate Omar Galdurralde as the new Director-General of the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC). Kicillof, Argentina’s former Economic Minister, takes charge of Buenos Aires executive having won BA Province’s 27 October governorship election against former incumbent Maria …

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SBC launches Spanish-language website

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Sports betting event organiser and media company SBC has launched a dedicated news portal for the Spanish-speaking gaming industry, www.sbcnoticias.com. The new website will cover sports betting, igaming, casino and other global gaming news in Spanish, with a particular focus on emerging markets in Latin America, as well as Spain. It marks the first time SBC has launched a website …

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Macri blow threatens Buenos Aires gambling agenda

Industry observers will be monitoring Argentine political movements closely following a week of ‘primary shocks’, which may impact the progress of Buenos Aires launching its approved regulated online gambling marketplace. Last week, the Argentine public shunned President Mauricio Macri and the PRO Party at the nation’s Primary Elections, Argentina’s run-off candidacy format prior to the General Elections scheduled for 27 …

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BetCris & Betway join BA-7 hunting pack

Publishing its latest update, the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC) – the overseeing body of Buenos Aires’ newly sanctioned online gambling framework – has disclosed a clearer picture of which enterprises will compete for its seven BA licenses. Updating stakeholders, IPLyC confirms that international operators’ BetCris and Betway have secured Argentine partnerships allowing them to bid for …

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IPLyC lays out criteria for Buenos Aires licensing

The Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC), the organisation charged with regulating and monitoring Buenos Aires’ soon to be regulated online gambling marketplace, has published its ‘criteria for competition’ related to securing one-of-seven BA licenses. The board confirms that it has set a deadline of Tuesday 25 June 2019 for competing parties to submit official BA tenders, with IPLyC …

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Argentine players seek international tie-ups to secure BA-7 licenses

Argentine news reports of a ‘diverse cast’ of national and international operators vying to secure one of seven Buenos Aires province online gambling licenses. On Monday, the Buenos Aires executive closed its ‘window of submissions’ for operators seeking to join BA’s regulated online gambling marketplace. Argentina’s first legislative code for online gambling was approved last April, as BA districts sanctioned the …

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